9 Best Dog Food Storage Containers

Storing your dog food correctly is essential to keeping it fresh and ensuring pests and bacteria don't get in. On top of this, we all like to have a tidy home, so dog food storage containers can help keep your cupboards and kitchen spick and span. That's why we've rounded up 9 of our favorite dog food storage containers, suitable for every eventuality, food type, and budget.

IN THIS ARTICLE:

  • Why is Dog Food Storage so important?
  • Dog Food Storage Materials
  • 9 Best Dog Food Storage Containers
  • Dog Food Storage FAQ's

Why is Dog Food Storage so important?

Any good dog food should be served in packaging that you can store it in, however by storing it in a specific container, you can get some extra benefits.

Firstly, air and moisture are the two biggest threats to spoiling your dog food. We know it can be tricky to keep a bag of kibble fully sealed, so a container helps lock in the freshness and maintain the food's texture and flavour. This could also help your pooch be greener by preventing any food waste like this little gal...

Secondly, whilst it helps with locking in the freshness, containers are fab at keeping out pests. They also prevent nasty moisture which can promote bacteria forming. As dog food should have a high meat content, rats and rodents can easily pick up the scent and want in on the action. A durable container will both lock in the smell to prevent attracting any unwanted friends, and provide the barrier needed in case a little mousy does pop by. By preventing any nasty bacteria from forming, you'll also prevent your dog from getting sick or having tummy troubles.

Finally, dog food storage also benefits you personally, as it helps keep your home clean and tidy. With all the beautifully designed options out there, it might even give your kitchen a little extra zhuzh.

Dog Food Storage Materials

Whilst there are a huge array of materials dog food containers could be made from, the core ones are steel and plastic. Both can be perfectly suitable, but each comes with its pros and cons. For example, plastic tends to be the most durable, but you need to ensure it's food-safe and BPA free. Whilst steel is inert, so won't react with the food, but can turn rusty quite easily.

Our Fav's

Best Independent Option: Pottery Treats Jars from The Dandy Dog, £26.25

Best Value Option: Dog Food Container from Amazon, £9.99

Best Big Spender Option: Pet Food Bin from SimplyHuman, £129+

Best for Dog Treats: Walkies Pet Tin from Sophie Allport, £29

Best for Dry Dog Food: Moderna Trendy Pet Food Storage from Pets at Home, £20

Best Instagrammable Option: Extra Large Pet Food Storage from Made, £55

Best Freezer-Friendly Option: 365+ Food Containers from Ikea, £5

Best Personalisable Option: Personalised Pet Food Storage from etsy, £18.27+

Best On-The-Move Option: Kibble Kaddie Dog Food bag from Ruffwear, £49.95

 

Best Independent Option: Pottery Treats Jars from The Dandy Dog, £26.25

Capacity: Large, H23 x 14cm

Pros: An Artisan Potter makes these jars in the UK by hand, meaning each one will be slightly unique and lovingly made.

Cons: Ceramic jars can sometimes be a bit fickle to wash, and these should never go in your dishwasher.

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Best Value Option: Dog Food Container from Amazon, £9.99

Capacity: H22.8 x 17.4cm

Pros: At just under a tenner, this container offers great value for money, and comes with a handy built-in scoop too. We love the tightly sealed lid, as we all know fish or salmon dog food can be a bit pewy!

Cons: This container isn't much of a looker, you certainly wouldn't want it out on your countertop.

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Best Big Spender Option: Pet Food Bin from SimplyHuman, £129

Capacity: Medium, 25L

Pros: This is probably what we'll all be feeding our dogs from in the Year 3000. With a magnetic lid-mounted scoop, lock-tight handle, removable inner bucket, and airtight seal, it's definitely got all the gear!

Cons: The price, our eyes are watering just a tad.

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Best for Dog Treats: Walkies Pet Tin from Sophie Allport, £29

Capacity: Large, 19L, H27.5 x 24cm

Pros: We love the cute little dog-print and practical design.

Cons: Steel can easily turn rusty, so make sure you thoroughly dry the tin after it's been wiped down.

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Best for Dry Dog Food: Moderna Trendy Pet Food Storage from Pets at Home, £20

Capacity: Large, 19L, H42.5 x 29.5cm

Pros: This big boy can fit A LOT of biscuits. Just imagine if this was filled to the brim with your pooch's fav chicken and rice dog food? Great for feeding a larger breed, or several hungry mouths.

Cons: As much as we agree that houses aren't homes without a pet, we're not ones for slogans, so would probably have to cover up the text.

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Best Instagrammable Option: Extra Large Pet Food Storage from Made, £55

Capacity: 2 Set, 19L, H28 x 31cm + H17 x 22cm

Pros: Matte black and bronze are so in right now. Just imagine how trendy you'll feel dishing out your doggy biscuits from these each morning.

Cons: The set comes with two containers, so might not be what you're after.

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Best Freezer-Friendly Option: 365+ Food Containers from Ikea, £5

Capacity: 3 pack, 750ML, H7 x 15cm

Pros: Practicality is front of mind for these. They're freezer-safe, stackable, leak-proof, dishwasher-safe, microwavable and the transparent plastic makes it easy to identify which dog food is inside.

Cons: Looking at them doesn't exactly spark joy in the words of Marie Kondo

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Best Personalisable Option: Personalised Pet Food Storage from etsy, £18.27+

Capacity: Medium, 750ML, H7 x 15cm

Pros: There are a tonne of personalisation options for these cute containers. Plus they're handmade by an independent business like ourselves. Big-up!

Cons: Production and delivery take up to 16 days, so if you're in a hurry these won't be for you.

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Best On-The-Move Option: Kibble Kaddie Dog Food Bag from Ruffwear, £49.95

Capacity: 10L, H16.9 x 9.4cm

Pros: This easy-to-carry design also doubles as a food bowl, so your pooch can eat like the King/Queen they are even when out and about.

Cons: We love locally made goodies, and these are made in Vietnam

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Dog Food Storage FAQ's:

What is the best dog food storage container? The best storage container will be one that's well-sealed, can fit the volume of food you need it to, can easily be cleaned, and is within your budget.

How to avoid mites in dog food? By storing your dog food in an airtight container, you'll prevent any nasty mites from getting at it. Ensure to fully lock the container after use.

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